Advising

The mission of the Computer Science Academic Services team is to empower students to be active and responsible owners of their education.

Our team aims to accomplish this in the following ways:

  • create a safe space of acceptance, inclusion, and empathy for every student
  • advise, advocate, and educate students on program requirements, policies, opportunities, and navigating the institution
  • act as partners throughout a student's academic journey

As advisors, we strive to create and foster a positive working relationship with each student. Through this collaboration we encourage students to take a leadership role in their educational and career goals.

While academic advising is available to assist a student in their particular program of study, it is the student's responsibility to read the online catalog, track academic progress, seek advising, and meet all requirements for the completion of the degree as stated in the catalog.

All Computer Science students should read and accept the CS Academic Advising Contract.

Academic advising in Computer Science is available by appointment, drop-in, and/or email, as follows:

 

Email advising is available to any UA student, and is appropriate for quick questions involving:

  • General education requirements
  • Major requirements
  • Campus resources
  • Department resources
  • Dates/deadlines
  • Policies

Use the appropriate email address below:

Please allow 3-5 business days for a response to your email.

If the advisor you email determines that your email requires more than a quick response, they may request that you make an appointment instead.

Advising appointments are available to CS majors only, and are appropriate for the following:

  • Checking degree progress
  • Course registration
  • Incoming transfer student
  • Readmission / Back2UA / Second Start
  • Academic Warning / Academic Probation
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal
  • Long-term planning of academic career
  • Study Abroad Course Approval
  • Apply to graduate / Degree Audit Worksheet

Schedule an appointment with your advisor through Trellis, up to one week in advance, using the following links:

If you do not see any available appointments, you may email your advisor directly to request a meeting time.
Non-CS students: please view our Prospective Students webpage

Appointments are generally 30 minutes.  However, during priority registration/advising (March to mid-April, and October to mid-November), appointments are 15-20 minutes max, for the following semester’s scheduling ONLY. (For more time-intensive advising, including a graduation plan, meet with your advisor again after registration is over.)

NO DROP IN ADVISING WED APRIL 9th

Priority Registration Season Drop-In Hours

Mondays and Tuesdays 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesdays and Thursday 9:30 am - 12:00 noon

We will return to regular hours (M/Tu 10-12 & W/Th 2-4) on Monday April 22nd 

In Person: Gould-Simpson 917
Virtual (Wednesdays only): Zoom Meeting https://arizona.zoom.us/j/87293699011
 

Students arriving less than 15 min before drop-in end will not be seen.


We CANNOT accommodate the following requests during drop-in advising:

  • SAP appeals
  • SACM
  • Degree audits
  • 4-year/Long-term plans

Please schedule an appointment with your advisor instead if you need to discuss one of these topics.

Schedule an appointment with your advisor through Trellis, up to one week in advance, using the following links:

CS minors: csminor@cs.arizona.edu

We also CANNOT accommodate the following during drop-in advising:

Prospective students may find the below resources helpful.

Many students worry that starting at a lower level of Math will cause them to be "behind" or unable to graduate "on time". This is a misconception. It is not recommended that students attempt to cram or otherwise stress in order to achieve a higher starting math placement. Doing so may actually lead to students being underprepared for the math course they take and/or other classes they enroll in based on meeting different math minimums.
The below sample plans provide examples of four year graduation class planning for a variety of possible initial math placements.

Please Note: These plans are samples created by the department to provide students with possible model to better understand what they can expect from their college schedules. These samples assume a student is graduating in four years with no summer work, but that is only one option for course planning.
There are many variables that impact a student’s schedule including transfer credit, math, English, and 2nd language placement, class offerings each semester, second majors and/or minors, intended graduation timelines, internships/research work, summer enrollment, and/or study abroad plans.
To better understand what your schedule plan might look like, please speak with your academic advisor. The goal is to make the plan that works best for you. This example plan is just a starting point for a discussion with your advisor.

If you are planing to complete a BS in Computer Science:
BS Plan for MATH 100 start with CSC 101 (CSC 101 is not offered during Spring semesters)
BS Plan for MATH 100 start without CSC 101
BS Plan for MATH 112 start with CSC 101 (CSC 101 is not offered during Spring semesters)
BS Plan for MATH 112 start without CSC 101
BS Plan for MATH 120R start
BS Plan for MATH 122A and 122B start
BS Plan for MATH 125 start
BS Plan for MATH 129 or higher start

If you are planing to complete a BA in Computer Science:
BA Plan for MATH 100 start with CSC 101 (CSC 101 is not offered during Spring semesters)
BA Plan for MATH 100 start without CSC 101
BA Plan for MATH 112 start with CSC 101 (CSC 101 is not offered during Spring semesters)
BA Plan for MATH 112 start without CSC 101
BS Plan for MATH 120R or higher start